Originally Posted by JerryH
Actually I guess that is what Genuine almost did with the Buddy 170. Make it a full 200cc and it should be a great cross country ride.
The Buddy 170i is prone to overheating (CEL) pronto when pushed to freeway speeds for more than a brief stint...it's just too much for that platform.
Having worked at a Genuine Scooter dealership I would still pick the Genuine 125cc and dispel any thoughts of freeway use with it. Having said that we had both a 150 Blackjack and a 125 Italia in our personal collection for several yers and the only difference was in the fuel consumption.
The 125 is the sweet-spot for that powerplant design.
If/when Genuine launches a larger scooter Im certain it will be wrapped around a different engine design....in fact it will have to be.